Sunday, 15 January 2012

WINTER BLUES


This beautiful skein of hand-dyed yarn from Knitspot arrived at the Snoopydog residence this week. It is a wonderful mix of 60% merino and 40% hand-dyed. I need also to mention that it is handspun. I'm not sure how many Knitspot club members there are, but there are at least two hundred. I can't even begin to imagine how long it took Cheryl, from 'New Hue Handspuns' to spin up that amount of yarn, but she did! The colour is true to the photo, a real wintery ic-blue and white mix with a hint of green. This is the last yarn and the last pattern will be released on Tuesday. There was also a lovely pot of 'Woolen Rabbit'  handcream. I've almost come to the end of my present pot, so it was a very welcome gift!

Knitting has taken a backseat this week as preparations for the weddding have 'hotted up'. Most of the important bookings have already been made, but we now needed to be finalising menus etc. Plenty of phone calls between ouselves and Miss Snoops have taken place, and at last decsions have been made. Invitations have been sent and the younger Miss Snoops has the 'Hen do' under control.  I have managed to find an outfit that I like too, with minimum fuss and bother. I'm not a great one for dressing up these days. I'm much happier in my jeans! So, things are progressing nicely.


I've decided on the patern for Sophie's little bolero, but haven't managed to get started on it yet. It will made without the hearts! It's from the Rowan cotton knits book.


My 'Monkey Bread' scarf is so nearly finished. Had I not gone out for a coffee this morning, I may well have completed the last repeat. Never mind, you'll see it next time, I'm sure.

Have a good week!

18 comments:

Sarah said...

Lovely colours of yarn this week. Good luck with the rest of the wedding preparations!

Lynne said...

That yarn is gorgeous!!! I'm thinking a scarf or a shawlette...

Kathy said...

That first wool is a lovely colour. And the plans for the wedding sound very exciting!
Have a good week!
xxx

Teje said...

Hi Ros! Your new winter blue yarn is sooooo beautiful and it would be just perfect with my new baby quilt! I love that bolero you are going to make for Sophie!
Have a wonderful week! x Teje

josiekitten said...

I wonder what the pattern is going to be for the handspun yarn?! I recognise all those little flags!! Have a good week. xx

kate said...

Wow, that yarn is gorgeous! Perfect winter colours.

Ah wedding planning, that was so long ago but so much fun (cough,cough). Glad to hear things are coming along quickly now!

Anna said...

Lovely skein of wool! Exciting news about the wedding prep, all the best with it. I wish you a productive week.

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

The yarn is absolutely heavenly.
Love the bunting... will that be a decoration.
I bet Sophie is the best dressed lass on the block.
Have a good week.
Susan x

PS-I'm with you on the jeans. I plan on wearing them to my funeral someday! Ha.

Maggie and Mitch said...

Our mom is most comfortable in her jeans too.
What a sweet bolero! Sophie will look darling in it!

Helsie said...

You are very calm for someone with a wedding coming up. Well done, I hope it all turns out beautifully. I guess it's all in the planning ... and the fact that you have your outfit ready !
Love the blue wool/ yarn.
cheers

Marlene aka Ouma Miaau said...

Love your blog! Yarn colours are so beautiful. Amazing how we gravitate towards some colours. I can often just sit and watch the yarn and do not have to do anything with it for months. I am the same when it comes to beautiful material. I would buy small pieces just to keep and feel it at times! Please visit my blog: marl on the move. Would love to see you there!

Tracy said...

That wintry blue wool is delicious, Ros... YUMMY! A scarf, shawl or other small accessory would be idea work with that! VERY exciting about the wedding plans--keep us posted on the fun. :o) Happy Days ((HUGS)) P.S. I'm hosting a Valentine Swap and Giveaway, stop back to see if you'd like to join in.

melissa said...

oh that yarn is a dream... love it!

good luck with wedding prep!

Sugar Hippo said...

What a beautiful colour blue that is - oh how I wish I could spin like that! I wonder how many years it takes you to get that good!

Hannonle said...

That yarn is beautiful. Just perfect for a winter's day :)

Willow said...

Darling bolero and just perfect for the occasion.

I scrolled down and looked at the monkey bread scarf. Mmmmmmm, i like how it 'flows'.

Stadtwaldvogel said...

What beautiful handspun yarn! I am sure you will knit something wonderful and special with it. Have a good weekend! Yours, Julia

Chicco said...

So beautiful color!
Have a nice day.
Woof, woof,

Chicco